Every helpdesk has a bunch of common questions that keep coming up over and over again. Agents continue reinventing the wheel for the same queries, resulting in wasted hours as well as inconsistent replies. To save time, you can create pre-formatted reply templates to common questions as Canned Responses and allow agents to reuse them with a single click.

You can even ensure that each response is customized with the requestor’s name, agent’s signature and ticket details using dynamic content placeholders.

Quick Guide for creating a Canned Response:

  • From the Admin tab, click on the Canned Response.

  • Click the Add Canned Response button.

  • Enter a Response Title that you and your agents can easily understand when using this canned response in a reply.

  • Type your formatted response template in the rich text editor.

    • Click the Insert Placeholder button to automatically include dynamic content like Ticket ID, Subject, and Requestor Name in the reply.

  • Add any attachments that you'd like this response to include.
  • Choose the visibility and access permissions for this response.

    • You can choose whether this response is available only to you, to a specific set of groups or to all agents in your help desk.

  • Choose the folder you want this canned response to be saved to. Responses visible only to you will be saved in the 'Personal' folder by default.

  • Hit Save to save this reply as a canned response.

The list of canned responses created will be available in the Canned Response page. You can also create folders of Canned Responses and categorize them properly. This will also allow you to share them with specific groups of agents or your entire team.

You can also create a canned response as you are typing a reply to a customer, by clicking on Canned Response option on the top of the reply and selecting Add New Canned Response. Also see how your agents can use canned responses when they are responding to a ticket.